Psalm 77; Psalm 78; Romans 10

1 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and He will hear me. 2 In my day of trouble I sought the Lord. My hands were lifted up all night long; I refused to be comforted. 3 I think of God; I groan; I meditate; my spirit becomes weak. Selah 4 You have kept me from closing my eyes; I am troubled and cannot speak. 5 I consider days of old, years long past. 6 At night I remember my music; I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders. 7 "Will the Lord reject forever and never again show favor? 8 Has His faithful love ceased forever? Is [His] promise at an end for all generations? 9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger withheld His compassion?" Selah 10 So I say, "It is my sorrow that the right hand of the Most High has changed." 11 I will remember the Lord's works; yes, I will remember Your ancient wonders. 12 I will reflect on all You have done and meditate on Your actions. 13 God, Your way is holy. What god is great like God? 14 You are the God who works wonders; You revealed Your strength among the peoples. 15 With power You redeemed Your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah 16 The waters saw You, God. The waters saw You; they trembled. Even the depths shook. 17 The clouds poured down water. The storm clouds thundered; Your arrows flashed back and forth. 18 The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; lightning lit up the world. The earth shook and quaked. 19 Your way went through the sea, and Your path through the great waters, but Your footprints were unseen. 20 You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
1 My people, hear my instruction; listen to what I say. 2 I will declare wise sayings; I will speak mysteries from the past- 3 things we have heard and known and that our fathers have passed down to us. 4 We must not hide them from their children, but must tell a future generation the praises of the Lord, His might, and the wonderful works He has performed. 5 He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children 6 so that a future generation- children yet to be born-might know. They were to rise and tell their children 7 so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God's works, but keep His commandments. 8 Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God. 9 The Ephraimite archers turned back on the day of battle. 10 They did not keep God's covenant and refused to live by His law. 11 They forgot what He had done, the wonderful works He had shown them. 12 He worked wonders in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, the region of Zoan. 13 He split the sea and brought them across; the water stood firm like a wall. 14 He led them with a cloud by day and with a fiery light throughout the night. 15 He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the depths. 16 He brought streams out of the stone and made water flow down like rivers. 17 But they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High. 18 They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved. 19 They spoke against God, saying, "Is God able to provide food in the wilderness? 20 Look! He struck the rock and water gushed out; torrents overflowed. But can He also provide bread or furnish meat for His people?" 21 Therefore, the Lord heard and became furious; then fire broke out against Jacob, and anger flared up against Israel 22 because they did not believe God or rely on His salvation. 23 He gave a command to the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven. 24 He rained manna for them to eat; He gave them grain from heaven. 25 People ate the bread of angels. He sent them an abundant supply of food. 26 He made the east wind blow in the skies and drove the south wind by His might. 27 He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the seas. 28 He made [them] fall in His camp, all around His tent. 29 They ate and were completely satisfied, for He gave them what they craved. 30 Before they had satisfied their desire, while the food was still in their mouths, 31 God's anger flared up against them, and He killed some of their best men. He struck down Israel's choice young men. 32 Despite all this, they kept sinning and did not believe His wonderful works. 33 He made their days end in futility, their years in sudden disaster. 34 When He killed [some of] them, [the rest] began to seek Him; they repented and searched for God. 35 They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God, their Redeemer. 36 But they deceived Him with their mouths, they lied to Him with their tongues, 37 their hearts were insincere toward Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant. 38 Yet He was compassionate; He atoned for [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. He often turned His anger aside and did not unleash all His wrath. 39 He remembered that they were [only] flesh, a wind that passes and does not return. 40 How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert. 41 They constantly tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel. 42 They did not remember His power [shown] on the day He redeemed them from the foe, 43 when He performed His miraculous signs in Egypt and His marvels in the region of Zoan. 44 He turned their rivers into blood, and they could not drink from their streams. 45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which fed on them, and frogs, which devastated them. 46 He gave their crops to the caterpillar and the fruit of their labor to the locust. 47 He killed their vines with hail and their sycamore-fig trees with a flood. 48 He handed over their livestock to hail and their cattle to lightning bolts. 49 He sent His burning anger against them: fury, indignation, and calamity- a band of deadly messengers. 50 He cleared a path for His anger. He did not spare them from death, but delivered their lives to the plague. 51 He struck all the firstborn in Egypt, the first progeny of the tents of Ham. 52 He led His people out like sheep and guided them like a flock in the wilderness. 53 He led them safely, and they were not afraid; but the sea covered their enemies. 54 He brought them to His holy land, to the mountain His right hand acquired. 55 He drove out nations before them. He apportioned their inheritance by lot and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents. 56 But they rebelliously tested the Most High God, for they did not keep His decrees. 57 They treacherously turned away like their fathers; they became warped like a faulty bow. 58 They enraged Him with their high places and provoked His jealousy with their carved images. 59 God heard and became furious; He completely rejected Israel. 60 He abandoned the tabernacle at Shiloh, the tent where He resided among men. 61 He gave up His strength to captivity and His splendor to the hand of a foe. 62 He surrendered His people to the sword because He was enraged with His heritage. 63 Fire consumed His chosen young men, and His young women had no wedding songs. 64 His priests fell by the sword, but the widows could not lament. 65 Then the Lord awoke as if from sleep, like a warrior from the effects of wine. 66 He beat back His foes; He gave them lasting shame. 67 He rejected the tent of Joseph and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim. 68 He chose instead the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which He loved. 69 He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that He established forever. 70 He chose David His servant and took him from the sheepfolds; 71 He brought him from tending ewes to be shepherd over His people Jacob- over Israel, His inheritance. 72 He shepherded them with a pure heart and guided them with his skillful hands.
1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation! 2 I can testify about them that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted to God's righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is from the law: The one who does these things will live by them. 6 But the righteousness that comes from faith speaks like this: Do not say in your heart, "Who will go up to heaven?" that is, to bring Christ down 7 or, "Who will go down into the abyss?" that is, to bring Christ up from the dead. 8 On the contrary, what does it say? The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the message of faith that we proclaim: 9 if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, No one who believes on Him will be put to shame, 12 for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 14 But how can they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How welcome are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things! 16 But all did not obey the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our message? 17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ. 18 But I ask, "Did they not hear?" Yes, they did: Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world. 19 But I ask, "Did Israel not understand?" First, Moses said: I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that lacks understanding. 20 And Isaiah says boldly: I was found by those who were not looking for Me; I revealed Myself to those who were not asking for Me. 21 But to Israel he says: All day long I have spread out My hands to a disobedient and defiant people.
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